IBM mentoring

IBM Career Mentoring Scheme

Applications are now open

Exclusively for second-year undergraduates

The IBM mentoring scheme is a programme designed to provide you with invaluable insight into a career area that interests you. As a second year undergraduate at the University of Portsmouth, you have the opportunity to develop your confidence and key skills to prepare you for your graduate career, regardless of degree discipline.

There is no other company like IBM and there is no business professional like the IBMer who are experts in technical and business fields. IBM creates advanced technology to change how clients work. And through them, IBMers change how the world works.

The Scheme

Applications are open from 15 November to 28 November 2021. The scheme will then start on Wednesday 12 January 2022 with a welcome virtual session to give you all the information you need. You must attend this session.

The scheme will then run until the end of May 2022.

You will have monthly one hour virtual meetings with your mentor to increase your awareness about employability, the general recruitment process, key competencies employers are looking for and learn from your mentor’s personal experience. These meetings will mainly be virtual, but it is hoped that you will have at least one face to face meeting if covid government guidelines allow at the time.

Quotes from previous IBM Career Mentoring Scheme participants:

  • "It gave me valuable insight and information about the industry”
  • “There was an excellent understanding between us and we were able to develop an open and honest mentoring relationship. My mentor understood the pace that best suited me and I have found the scheme very beneficial in terms of the knowledge and growth I have acquired since then”
  • “As we were well matched we could talk about a lot more than I had originally planned. I feel I have gotten much more out of the programme”
  • “My mentor asked me what I wanted to learn and what experiences I was expecting to gain, I’m pleased to say all of my expectations were met”
  • “They were very supportive and understanding”

Apply now by completing the online application form.

Places are limited and this is a competitive process, completion of the application does not guarantee you a position. If you completed the IBM Mentoring Scheme as a first year student in 2020/21 unfortunately you are not eligible to apply again.

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